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Computist magazine was an Apple-II oriented publication distributed and sold between 1981 and 1993. Created by Charles Haight of Softkey Publishing, the magazine was dedicated primarily to issues of copy protection, duplication of software, and matters related to the deprotection process. Originally called Hardcore Computing, the name was soon changed after a young reader's parent complained about the adult-sounding title. Besides the main Computist magazine, Softkey also published related title...


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Galleys (unfinished drafts) for Computist Issue #90. The Product Monitor by Jeff Hurlbut (reviewing Waxworks, Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2, Dark Queen of Krynn, King's Quest VI: Heir Today Gone Tomorrow, Ultima VII: The Black Gate, Amazon, The Koshan Conspiracy, Legends of Valor, Alone in the Dark, Virtual Reality Studio, Follow the Reader, QC System 6 Bonus Pack, Epyx' Getaway: Laptop Entertainment 6 Pack, Wing Commander II, Speech Accessory Pack, Special Operations 2, At Planet's Edge,...
Topics: mouse, encarta, oosub, Hardcore Computist, Computist, Apple II, Deprotection, Cracking, tbe, sound,...
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Computist issue #87. Includes Most Wanted Softkeys, RDEX Contributors, unClassifieds, The Product Monitor (Big-Mem Fix for Appleworks 2.0, Budokan: The Martial Spirit, Build Your Own Stereo Board, The Happy CRT, I Want My GS RAM III!, Magic Candle II Support, Missing Persons, Platinum Painting Made Easy, Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain, Wraith), Features Notes and Such (Basics of Cracking Part #14, Build Your Own Stereo Board!, Kracking SSI's RDOS, MECC 3.5" disk softkeys, MECC...
Topics: dfb, disk, asc, Hardcore Computist, Computist, Apple II, Deprotection, Cracking, ida, jsr, rts,...
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Hardcore Computist Book of Softkeys Volume 1, taken from Hardcore Computist issues #1-5. Includes Apple Disks (Softkey To), Boot Code Tracing, Boot Code Tracing Revisited, Demuffins, Diskedit, Diskview, Getting On The Right Track, Hidden Locations Revealed, A Fix for RANA Drive Owners, Tricks and Bombs, Softkeys.
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Computist issue #29. Includes softkey for Threshold by Denny Colt, Checkers v2.1 softkey by James E. Wallace, Microtype softkey by D.E. Pelzer, COMPress' General & Organic Chemistry Series softkeys by Michael A. Coffey, Uptown Trivia softkey by Phil Pattengale, Murder by the Dozen softkey by Randy Ramirez, Customizing the Monitor by Adding 65C02 Disassembly by Earl Taylor, The Animator by Ray Darrah, Input (letters), Most Wanted List, Bugs, Adventure Tips, Readers' Softkey & Copy...
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Hardcore Computist issue #25. Includes softkeys for DB Master 4.2 and Business Writer by Clay Harrell, softkey for DB Master 4+ by Anthony L. Barnett, Barron's Computer SAT softkey by Glenn Smottlach, Take 1 softkey by Clay Harrell, Bank Street Speller softkey by Jeff Lucia, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? softkey by Ronald Wilson, Bank Street Writer 128K (//e and //c) softkey by Jordi Le Vant, Word Challenge softkey by Larry Jasonowicz, Adding "If Then Else" to Applesoft by...
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Hardcore Computist Issue #19. Includes Double Your ROM Space by Ray Darrah, The Games of 1984: In Review - Part II by Jeff Hurlburt, Towards A Better F8 ROM by Earl Taylor, the Nibbler: A Utility Program To Examine Raw Nibbles From Disk by Jan J. Eugenides & Ray Darrah, Input, Softkey For Rendezvous With Rama by Jeff Lucia, A Backup For Peachtree's "Back To Basics" Accounting System by Clay Harrell, Softkey for The HSD Statistics Series by Dr. Phillip Romine, Removing Boot-Up...
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Computist issue #28. Includes softkeys for Ultima IV by Mike Roelman, Robot Odyssey softkey by Steve Luzietti, Rendezvous softkey by The Nipper, Word Attack & Classmate softkeys by Dave Stanton, softkeys for three Mindscape programs by Jeff Rivett, Alphabetic Keyboarding softkey by Marc Lirette, Hacker softkey by Jeff Rivett, Disk Director softkey by A.L. Head Jr., softkey for Lode Runner (revisited) by Steve Marvin, MIDI/4 softkey by Ray Darrah, Capturing the Hidden Archon Editor by Steve...
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Galleys (unfinished drafts) of Computist Issue #91 from the collection of Jeff Hurlburt. Includes The Product Monitor: At the Adventurer's Inn, Crusaders of the Dark Savant (Wizardry VII, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, The Summoning, Prophecy of the Shadow, Super Space Invaders, Daughter of Serpents, Martian Dreams (Ultima: World of Adventure), MS-DOS 6 Upgrade. Guest Reviews: Battle Chess Multimedia Version by Baywoof, Lords of Time by S.H. Bruton. Fast Frames, Updates, Etc.: Shadow...
Topics: chess, vga, martian, Hardcore Computist, Computist, Apple II, Deprotection, Cracking, shadow,...
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Computist issue #89. Includes RDEX Contributors, unClassifieds, The Product Monitor, Features Notes & Such (Adding a "Pause routine to Kameari, Eamon NUEDIT.792, The Basics Of Cracking Part #16), Advanced Playing Techniques (Expedition Amazon, Heavy Barrel, Kameari), softkeys (A Wrinkle In Time, Algebra Shop, Antonyms/Synonyms, Below the Root, Bike Hike, Boppie's Great Word Chase, Chariots, Cougars & Kings, Children's Writing & Publishing Center, Classification Volume I,...
Topics: print, gosub, goto, Hardcore Computist, Computist, Apple II, Deprotection, Cracking, copy, blank,...
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Core Magazine Issue #3. (Sister publication of Hardcore Computist). Volume 1 Number 3. 1983. Home Computer Games. Letter from the Publisher, COREspondence, Constructing Your Own Joystick, Compiling Games, Core Reviews Games, Destructive Forces, Eamon, Utilities: Game Development Tools, Dragon Dungeon, COREctions. Originally, the Games issue was planned to be Number 4, but the fourth issue was scrapped and Games became Issue 3. The Databases topic originally planned for Issue 3 later appeared as...
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Hardcore Computing Issue #2 Update #1. Hardcore Menu Core Program, Softkey Part 3, Peeking (-16384), Getting A$, Byte Conversion Chart, Errors and Notes.
Topics: poke, ctrl, print, Hardcore Computist, Computist, Apple II, Deprotection, Cracking, vtab, rhe, dos,...
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Hardcore Computing Issue #3 Update 3.1. How to use the I.O.B. Data Statements, Modifying IOB for Single Disk Drive, Boot Code Trace, Advanced Playing Techniques for Castle Wolfenstein, Hardware Review: The Replay Card.
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Hardcore Computist Issue #20. Includes Apple II Boot ROM Disassembly by Ray Darrah & Gary Peterson, The Graphic Grabber v3.0 by Ray Darrah III, Copy II+ 5.0: A Review by Dr. Phillip Romine, The Know-Drive- A Hardware Evaluation by Clay Harrell, An Improved BASIC/Binary Combo by James L. Parham, Deprotecting Sargon III by Kit LAU Yu-kit and Polly CHAN Yuk-yi, Softkey for: The Wizardrys by Taco ban leperen, Input, Softkey for Sensible Software's, The Report Card by John Howard, Deprotecting...
Topics: disk, hardcore, program, Hardcore Computist, Computist, Apple II, Deprotection, Cracking, copy,...
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Hardcore Computist issue #21. Includes Softkey for Archon by Steve McLendon, Demystifying the Quarter Track by Bruce Wayne Jones, Deprotecting DB Master version 4+ by Clay Harrell, ProShadow: A ProDOS Disk Monitor by Doni G. Grande, Deprotecting Dazzle Draw by Clay Harrell, Softkey for Twerps by M. M. McFadden, letters, Readers' Softkey and Copy Exchange (Advanced Blackjack Softkey by Jim Mitchell, Deprotecting Megaworks by Mike Stafford, Unprotecting Summer Games by Dan Lui, Backing Up the...
Topics: Hardcore Computist, Computist, Apple II, Deprotection, Cracking
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Hardcore Computist issue #5. Includes Getting On The Right Track by Robert Linden, Unlocking Bill Budge's Trilogy by Michael Decker, Fixing The Softkey for Bag of Tricks by Earl Taylor, Cracking the Eggbert II Communications Disk (RTTY/CW/TRANSFER) by Keith S. Goldstein, Backing-Up Starcross by Jeff Rivett, Boot Code Tracing Hard Hat Mack by Rich Lyon, Readers' Softkey and Copy Exchange (Backing Up Dark Crystal by Clay Harrell, Screenwriter II Softkey by Daniel Price, Softkey for Visilife by...
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Hardcore Computist issue #6. Includes Program Enhancement: Quick.Bug by Enrique Gamez, Personalizing a Program by Enrique Gamez, Modified ROMs by Ernie Young, CORE Section: Data Bases, review of Essential Data Duplicator, review of The CIA, Readers' Softkey and Copy Exchange (Deprotecting Pandora's Box by Clay Harrell, Softkey for Donkey Kong by Dan Lui, Backup for the Cavern of Freitag by C.J. Singer, Short Softkey for Visifile by C. Masters), Advanced Playing Techniques, Whiz Kid, letters,...
Topics: data, disk, program, Hardcore Computist, Computist, Apple II, Deprotection, Cracking, computist,...
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Computist issue #64, February 1989. Includes Apple DuoDISK Modification by Zorro, The Bard's Dressing Room III by Joe Montano, EOADIS Adapter by Bill Jetzer, Merging Controllers into Super IOB by Bill Jetzer, The Product Monitor by Jeff Hurlburt.
Topics: Hardcore Computist, Computist, Apple II, Deprotection, Cracking
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Computist Issue #71. Features: A Bug in Copy II Plus Version 9.0, A Reader Review of the Trac Card, Deprotecting MircoLab Disks, Enhancements to APT Scanner, Locksmith 6.0 Fastcopy with E.A. RWTS (Revised), Putting Bubble Ghost in Harddisk, Super IOB Block Patch, The Computist BBS, The Junior PROM, The Mandelbrot Set, The Product Monitor. Softkeys: 4th and Inches: Team Construction Disk, 2400 AD, A Science Experiment, An Introduction to General Chemistry, Analogies - Advance I & Advanced...
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Hardcore Computing Issue #3 Update 3.2. Unlocking Hyperspace Wars, Introducing Softquest U.S.A., How to Survive Night Falls, Back it Up II+ Technical Notes, Let's Map Ultima, Hyperdos without Init, Bugs.
Topics: print, price, certificates, Hardcore Computist, Computist, Apple II, Deprotection, Cracking, gate,...
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Hardcore Computist Issue #51. Includes The Cryptarithmetic Helper by Kevin Lepard, Using EDD IV to Modify Tracks & Sectors by Stanley Planton, APT for Bard's Tale by Paul Johnson, RAMfactor od for Laser 128 by Ralph Augenfeld, A.P.T. for Ultima IV by Matt Ownby, The Product Monitor by Jeff Hurlburt, Get Better Sound by John Weigley, Making a Fast Boot Disk by John Weighly, APT for Might & Magic by Carole Fox.
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Hardcore Computist Book of Softkeys Volume 3, taken from Hardcore Computist issues #11-15. Includes How to Use This Book, What is a Softkey?, Softkeys, Breaking Locksmith 5.0 Fast Copy, Csaver, The Core Disk Searcher, Modified ROMs, The Armonitor.
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Hardcore Computist Issue #16. Includes Secret Weapon: RAMcard by Ken Greenlaw, Deprotecting Sensible Speller for ProDOS by Peter Rongays, The Controller Writer by Nick Galbreath, A Fix For The Beyond Castle Wolfenstein Softkey, The Lone Catalog Arranger by Ray Darrah, Softkey For Sideways by Jack Burke, Input, Rescue Raiders Softkey and APT's by Clay Harrell, Deprotecting Sheila by Tom Phelps, Deprotecting Basic Building Blocks by Doni G. Grande, Deprotecting Artsci Programs by Ray Darrah,...
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Computist issue #75. Includes Editorial Note, RDEX Contributors, Most Wanted Softkeys, The Product Monitor, A Note to Apple's Enlightened One, Softdisk, Softdisk G-S, USA GeoGraph, Fast Frames Updates Etc (Pool Cues, Keef PC!, Carmen x3, D&D Buglets, BASIC Power, The Godling's Advisor (Populous), Romantic Encounters at the Dome, The Hunt for Red October, Slaying the bug of Aragon, Hints of Aragon), Features Notes & Such (Answers to Readers' Questions, Apple IIGS Virus Discovered, BBS...
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Computist issue #74. Includes Editorial Note, RDEX Contributors, Most Wanted Softkeys, The Product Monitor (Report from the Computer Wars, Populous, The Magic Candle, Grand Prix Circuit, Windwalker, Space Rogue, Powerdrome, Dragon Strike, Champions of Krynn, Solitaire Royal, Knights of Legend), Fast Frames Updates Etc (Copy II Plus 9.2?, Too Old to Turbo Mouse), Features Notes & Such (A Public Service Message, Bad Block Maker Program, BBS General Messages, BBS News, Bug in Computist #67,...
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Computist issue #30. Includes a softkey for Millionaire by William Clarke, SSI's RDOS softkey by Mike McConnell, Fantavision softkey by Mike Saul, Spy vs. Spy softkey by Danny Pollak, Dragonworld softkey by Timothy James Strelchun, Increasing Your Disk Capacity by Phil Goetz, Ultimaker IV: An Ultima IV Character Editor by Danny Pollak, Input (letters), Most Wanted, Readers' Softkey & Copy Exchange (King's Quest by Jean Michael Gorge, Mastering the SAT by Danny Pollak, Easy As ABC by B....
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Hardcore Computist Issue #14. Includes Softkey For Seadragon by Jeff Rivett, Super IOB: Version 1.2 Update by Ray Darrah, Putting Locksmith 5.0 Fast Copy Into a Normal Binary File by C.V. Fields, Batman Decoder Ring by Ray Darrah, Boulder Dash by Microfun: Review by Ray Darrah, A Fix For DiskEdit, Input, Tracking Down Rocky's Boots by Jerry Caldwell, Softkey For Knoware by Doni G. Grande, Deprotecting PFS Software by Gary J. Wolfe, Deprotecting Computer Preparation: SAT by Eddie Fang, Softkey...
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Computist Issue #47 (1987). Includes - An Enhancement For...Infocom-Text Reader by Kevin Sartorelli, Color Ultimapper mod to Ultimapper IV by Dave Ciotti, Towne Mapper utility for Ultima IV by Greg Bernhardt, Dungeon Mapper untility for Bard's Tale by Greg Bigelow, Softkey for...Charlie Brown's 1, 2, 3's by Jeff Drelling, Put Your Bit-Copy Utilities Into Fast Access RAM Drive by Jerry D. Greer, Hardware Corner: How To Interrupt Your Apple by Bobby, Readers Data Exchange (includes index of...
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Computist issue #88. Includes RDEX Contributors, unClassifieds, Most Wanted softkeys, Advanced Playing Techniques for Club Backgammon, Bitkeys (Pensate), bug in Airheart softkey, Features, Notes and Such (A Bug in Fastcopya Enhancement Problem, Backgamming Tidbits, IIgs monitor tidbits, Notes on ProDOS 8 Quit Code, Notes on Squirt 8 and Copy II Plus, Placing PaintWorks Gold on a Hard Drive, Softkey Airheart on a IIc), Hardware Corner (The Presto! Card, The Super][GTS card for IIe's, Vaporware...
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Hardcore Computist issue #7. Includes Deprotecting Zaxxon by Clay Harrell, Making Liberated Backups That Retain Their Copy Protection by Thomas Dragon, review of S-C Assembler by Jeff Thomas, Disk Directory Designer by Tim Lewis, Corefiler: Part 1, Softkey for Mask of the Sun by John J. Liska, Upper and Lower Case Output for Zork by Brian Burns, Readers' Softkey and Copy Exchange (Backing Up Crash, Crumble and Chomp by Jeff Rivett, Backing Up Snake Byte by Clay Harrell, Softkey for DB Master by...
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ardcore Computist issue #24. Includes softkeys for three Electronic Arts releases (Seven Cities of Gold, Archon II: Adept, and Adventure Construction Set) by Steve and Rod Smith, softkey for Grolier's Knowledge Explorer series of programs by Jay O'Donnell, Xyphus softkey by Glenn Smottlach, F-15 Strike Eagle by Larry Jasonowicz, Injured Engine softkey by Clay Harrell, Essential Data Duplicator copy parameters from Utilico Microware, Direct Sector Access from DOS by Bryan Farlow and Robert...
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Computist issue #34. Includes Crisis Mountain softkey by Rene Gaudet, Terripin Logo softkey by Tom Moore, Apple Logo II softkey by Bill Fogg, Fishies 1.0 softkey by Kevin Sartorelli, SpellWorks softkey by A.L. Head, Jr., Gumball softkey by Rich Etarip, More ROM Running by Wes Felty, Infocom Revealed by George & John Bigelow, Input (letters), Most Wanted List, Bugs, Readers' Softkey & Copy Exchange (Rescue at Rigel by M.M. McFadden, Crazy Mazey by Tony Phalen, Conan by Paul Chan Shun Ho,...
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